first_imgOhio State seeks revenge on Wisconsin February 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOhio State (15-7, 5-6) vs. Wisconsin (13-10, 6-6)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Wisconsin goes for the season sweep over Ohio State after winning the previous matchup in Columbus. The teams last met on Jan. 3, when the Badgers shot 37.5 percent from the field and went 13 for 16 from the free throw line en route to a 61-57 victory. Associated Press center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Wisconsin’s Nate Reuvers has averaged 13.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and two blocks while D’Mitrik Trice has put up 9.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. For the Buckeyes, Kaleb Wesson has averaged 14.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while D.J. Carton has put up 9.4 points.CREATING OFFENSE: Trice has been directly responsible for 45 percent of all Wisconsin field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 12 field goals and 17 assists in those games.THRIVING WITH THREES: Wisconsin is 7-0 when it makes 10 or more 3-pointers and 6-10 when it falls shy of that mark. Ohio State is 8-0 when it hits at least 10 from long range and 7-7 on the year, otherwise.WINNING WHEN: The Badgers are 7-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 6-10 when they fall shy of that mark. The Buckeyes are 8-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 7-7 when the team hits fewer than 10 from long range.DID YOU KNOW: The Ohio State defense has allowed only 61.2 points per game to opponents, which is the 19th-lowest figure in the country. The Wisconsin offense has averaged just 65.6 points through 23 games (ranked 273rd among Division I teams). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

first_imgPortugal dominated the game as expected but Iceland, backed by a noisy army of blue-clad fans, battled to the end to make it an unhappy evening for Cristiano Ronaldo as he made a record-equalling 127th appearance for his country.Earlier, Hungary produced a Euro 2016 shock with a win over 10-man Austria as both teams opened their campaigns in France.Austria almost scored the quickest ever goal at the Euros but David Alaba’s shot after 28 seconds hit the post.Hungary contained their rivals and took the lead when Adam Szalai slotted in Laszlo Kleinheiser’s pass.A disappointing Austria had Aleksandar Dragovic sent off for a second bookable offence before Zoltan Steiber sealed Hungary’s win with a composed dink.Hungary were back at a major tournament for the first time since the 1986 World Cup and triumphed by virtue of superior work-rate, organisation and quality.They might not have had as many household names as their rivals but they had more of a team ethic and were rewarded when Szalai – having been involved in the build-up twice – put them in front. In the closing moments Steiber coolly lifted the ball over the keeper to seal the win.It was also a memorable day for Hungary keeper Gabor Kiraly, 40, who overtook Lothar Matthaus’ record to become the oldest player to appear at a European Championship finals.He defied his years when he dived low to his left to save Junuzovic’s deflected shot but, overall, he had little to do.Former West Brom and Fulham midfielder Zoltan Gera, 37, was an influential presence for Hungary in midfield as he made the most tackles of any player on the way to a famous win for his country.Austria had high hopes at Euro 2016 after they won nine out of 10 matches in an unbeaten qualifying campaign.However, Alaba’s early effort aside, they struggled to live up to the expectation as key forwards Zlatko Junuzovic, Marko Arnautovic and Marc Janko were comfortably marshalled by the Hungary defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Iceland holds Portugal, Hungary stuns AustriaRank outsiders Iceland fought back to salvage a memorable 1-1 draw with Portugal as they made their major tournament debut at Euro 2016 last night. Earlier, Hungary had stunned favourites Austria 2-0.Birkir Bjarnason took advantage of slack defending by the Group F favourites to sweep the ball home for Iceland from six metres in the 50th minute.Nani had given Portugal the lead by turning in an Andre Gomes pass following an incisive move down the right in the 31st minute.last_img read more

first_imgHead coach Lane Kiffin told the Times that the redshirt freshman has been suspended “from all team activities until we get all the information.”Pomee, who was arrested near 642 28-th St. on Jan. 29 at 2:45 a.m., was charged with burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen goods, officials told the paper.A spokewoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney told the Times that Pomee pled not guilty on Jan. 31 and is free on $110,00 bail. His next court appearance is slated for Feb. 15.DPS’ anonymous incident log from Jan. 29 includes an entry at 2:09 a.m. for “Theft-Grand” at the same address, which is reported in the entry as the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.“DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in an alley behind the location,” the entry said. “The student became combative when contacted by the officers and had to be physically subdued. The officers found the student in possession of a tablet computer and other property that did not belong to him and they subsequently determined that the items had been stolen.”The log says the student was arrested and taken to the Los Angeles Police Department for booking. In addition, DPS referred the incident to Student Affairs.Pomee was charged two days later for burglary, grand theft and three counts of receiving stolen goods — an iPad, an iPad Mini and iPhone 5, according to court records obtained by the Times.Pomee, 21, did not catch a pass last season, though he often played on special teams.‘’We were made aware of the situation last week,’’ Kiffin said, according to the Orange County Register. ‘’Immediately [upon] finding out, I suspended Junior from all team activities. He has not been a part of our team. We’ll get all the information in and let the process play out.’’ Tight end Junior Pomee faces five felony counts after Dept. of Public Safety officers arrested him last week on suspicion of possessing stolen electronics, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.Grand theft · Tight end Junior Pomee was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen electronics. He pled not guilty Jan. 31 and is free on bail. – Daily Trojan file photolast_img read more

first_imgRarely do collegiate sports teams get second chances these days.With major overhauls of personnel nearly every year, it’s never easy for teams to build on high-achieving years in successive seasons.But the Wisconsin women’s tennis team is undergoing such a change since head coach Tina Samara took over last year, with a chance to reinvent themselves after two disappointing seasons.“I feel so good about the future,” Samara said. “No one is graduating, we’re bringing in two, maybe three new players, and I feel that everyone here has so much more room for improvement. With us hosting Indoor Nationals next year and being in the tournament, we have a lot to prove. I’m excited.”With the future looking bright, the team has expressed a strong desire to grow together and continue to improve. The Badgers have already made visible progress, rebounding from a 7-14 record in 2013-14 where they won only two in-conference matches, to already 10 wins this season with two matches left to play and postseason tournaments on the horizon.“Part of me is happy where we’re at and part of me is frustrated,” Samara said. “We’ve been so close in a few of these Big Ten matches and came up just short in the majority of them, but have been right in there in all of them, competing. It’s overall good news when you put it into perspective from where we were a year ago.”Wisconsin currently sits at a 10-9 record, yet a deceiving 10th spot in the Big Ten standings, only one win away from tying for fifth place. Five of the Badgers’ losses have come by a margin of one point on the team score, and a loss on Sunday to the powerhouse No. 23 Northwestern Wildcats came about by losing two singles matches through third set tie-breakers amid other close individual matchups.Despite being a work in-progress, the team is well on its way to success through major personnel overhauls, which has left Wisconsin in a position to build from the ground up.“When you have such a small team like this, it’s important that everyone is on board,” Samara said. “When you have a ‘bad egg’ it is hard to eliminate their impact. The personality of the team has changed drastically since last season, and we’ve been performing much better. I think we’re getting better each match.”Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldOne of the new additions is sophomore Maria Avgerinos, who was acquired after she transferred from Syracuse University, trading orange for the red and white. A four-star recruit out of high school and the No. 188 player in the recruiting class of 2013, Avgerinos struggled through her freshman year for the Orange. She finished the campaign just 3-12 in singles and 1-8 in doubles play.The promising Avgerinos, a native of Elmhurst, Illinois, then returned back to the Great Lakes region this off-season to help the struggling Badgers, vastly improving her play as well. Through Sunday’s match, she has gone 17-12 in singles play and 16-15 in first-pair doubles in her first season at Wisconsin.Avgerinos is not the only one picking up slack, though. Fellow sophomore Sydney Rider has stepped her game up to a completely new level, rounding out a tough Wisconsin lineup at her usual spot of third or fifth singles.Rider came in to the 2014-15 season with a freshman record of 9-28 in singles play. As another four-star recruit, the year was extremely disappointing for a prospect with such high hopes. However, the Maryland native redefined her game in the offseason, increasing her precision and placement skills to improve to 19-13 on the year in singles. She won her match decisively (6-1, 7-5) in the meet against No. 23 Northwestern this past Sunday.“I’ve grown a lot since last year,” Rider said. “Last year was a hard adjustment for me, going from juniors to collegiate. The competition is much tougher here, but I’ve gotten a lot more confident. I had a few rough matches earlier on, but I’ve settled down and feel good. This year is completely different.”The Badgers will continue to grow their roster into next season with the addition of two more players. Kendall Kirsch, a four-star recruit from Long Grove, Illinois, is slated to join the team after verbally committing back in September. She currently sits as the 130th best player in the class of 2015. She will be joined by Nathalie Joanlanne, a three-star recruit from Dallas, Pennsylvania and the 290th ranked recruit.Samara and other players have already expressed anticipation over the addition of the two new players to an already young roster.“It’s been a drastic change team-wise,” Lauren Chypyha, a junior and the number one singles player, said. “Since last season, I think we have a lot more depth and more confidence. We’ve gotten a lot of good new personalities to compliment us. Our freshman are very devoted which has motivated us a lot this season. We’re a different team now.”With such a young roster, UW will have ample time to grow together and form bonds, which could bode well for their doubles game and give them added confidence when playing singles.A potential dark horse for the Big Ten tournament, this collection of constantly improving players under the leadership of Samara and Chypyha will become a force to be reckoned with in the near future.“We’ll have the same team next year plus two new players,” Rider said. “We’re growing together as a team which is great for us. Next year is going to be a big year. We’ve struggled together and now we’re starting to build-up. Hopefully we’ll do some damage.”last_img read more

first_imgFormer AC Milan forward, Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted he is open to a return to the Black Stars team for one last stint because he “didn’t like the way it ended” with the Black Stars team.Boateng, 33, played for Ghana at two world cups in 2010 and 2014 but the last tournament in Brazil ended acrimoniously for the former Schalke and Tottenham Hotspur star who was sent home for indiscipline before Ghana’s last group game against Portugal.Speaking to brother, Jerome Boateng in an instagram live chat, Kevin said he was unhappy the way his stint with the national team ended and hinted he could return to the team for one bow before retiring.Kevin: “With the national team, I didn’t like the way it ended because they gave me so much. But you never know, maybe I can go back and play one more time again.”Jerome: “Or maybe the assistant coach.”Kevin: “Or maybe the coach, you never know.”Jerome: “Oh yeah, best coach.” [both laugh]Kevin: “My relationship with Ghana is still intact. I still feel close to them.”Kevin Prince Boateng currently plays for Turkish club Besiktas.last_img read more

first_imgGhana football legend Reverend Osei Kofi has shockingly revealed that he reduced his age by two years during his career as a professional footballer.The former Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko player was born on the 3rd of June 1940 but decided to use 3rd of June 1942 as his official age.According to him, the age reduction in football is something that started in the past in Ghana to aid footballers in their careers.“The reason why we do that is because it was difficult to compete in the football world with original ages since most of the players were also into the age reducing cheat,” he told Asempa SportsReverend Osei Kofi won the African Cup of Nations with the Blacks Stars in 1963 on home soil.He was part of team which successfully defended their crown in Tunisia 1965 where he finished joint top scorer of the tournament. Kofi was also the third highest scorer in the subsequent tournament in Ethiopia 1968.last_img read more

first_imgBlecher said Monday that 80-year-old Donald Sterling — banned for life from the NBA — intends to pursue his lawsuit against the NBA, seeking $1 billion in damages and alleging violation of his constitutional rights, breach of contract, antitrust violations and breach of fiduciary duty.Sterling purchased the Clippers for $12.5 million in 1981. He’s reiterated that he has no intention to sell the team to Ballmer despite what would be a record-breaking price — dwarfed in U.S. pro sports only by the Dodgers’ $2.15 billion sale two years ago. The highest price ever paid for an NBA franchise is $550 million, in the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this year.“The action taken by (commissioner) Adam Silver and the NBA constitutes a violation of my rights and fly in the face of the freedoms that are afforded to all Americans,” Donald Sterling said in a statement Monday. “I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights. While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled.”In a similar statement on Tuesday, Sterling said he was “shocked (but not surprised) that the NBA wants to take away those fundamental rights” of free speech. He also characterized the league as “a band of hypocrites and bullies” and accusing it of its own discriminatory practices.Sterling concluded the statement by saying: “We have to fight for the rights of all Americans. We have to fight these despicable monsters. THIS IS THE REASON I WILL NOT SELL MY TEAM.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The next step in the Clippers legal drama will pit Sterling against Sterling.Nearly two weeks after pushing through a $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Shelly Sterling is expected to ask a judge to confirm her control of the Sterling Family Trust on Wednesday.Donald Sterling was declared mentally incapacitated by two neurologists last month, allowing Shelly to assert authority over the Clippers under the rules of the trust.Donald Sterling’s attorney, Maxwell Blecher, said he expects Shelly Sterling’s lawyers to file papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday morning. He has denied that his client is mentally unfit to manage the basketball franchise.center_img A few days after TMZ first published Sterling making racist comments to female friend V. Stiviano, Silver banned Sterling from the league for life on April 29 and fined him $2.5 million. The commissioner said during a Sunday press conference that neither of those punishments will be altered.Over the past few weeks, Sterling has vacillated over whether or not to agree to a sale that many think is inevitable, though it still requires approval by the NBA Board of Governors.On May 22, he signed a letter sent to the NBA authorizing Shelly Sterling to negotiate the sale of the Clippers. On May 30, the same day the NBA approved Ballmer’s bid, Donald Sterling filed his lawsuit against the league and Silver.On June 3, he hinted in an interview with NBC that he was ready to “move on” from the fight. A day later, he said through his attorneys that he will agree to the sale of the Clippers, and that he and the league have settled their differences.“Initially, there was a communication from Donald Sterling’s representative that they would sign the agreement, but obviously, I can’t hold them to that,” Silver said Sunday, roughly 24 hours before Sterling again vowed to fight.However, the NBA has maintained that it does not need Donald Sterling to agree to the sale because Shelly already approved it as sole trustee, and indemnified the league against any future lawsuits from her husband.The league dropped its charges to terminate Donald Sterling’s ownership after approving Ballmer’s bid, and cancelled a June 3 hearing that would have decided Sterling’s fate.“The next step for the league is to frankly step back and allow this dispute between Donald and Shelly Sterling to play itself out,” Silver said on Tuesday, during ABC’s broadcast of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.last_img read more

first_imgBy Art Marroquin STAFF WRITER Coastal winds and choppy waters kept rescue teams busy aiding passengers aboard about a dozen distressed boats off the South Bay coast Friday, including a schooner with 35 children on board. At least two vessels took on water, while seasick passengers and inexperienced captains required assistance on other boats, according to authorities. Although wreaking havoc at sea, the winds caused few problems on land aside from the occasional downed tree and dust storm. Today is expected to be more calm. The children – along with seven adults – were rescued from the 130-foot schooner that took on 18inches of water when a seam burst about 7 miles offshore San Pedro, authorities said. The American Pride was returning from a five-day educational excursion to Catalina Island, according to Helen Clinton, executive director of the Yorba Linda-based Children’s Maritime Foundation, which operates the ship. “The weather just got the best of us,” said boat Capt. Greg Clinton after the boat safely reached land. “But the kids seemed to be loving it. They were whooping and hollering, and fortunately nobody was injured.” Another tall-masted ship apparently stopped and passed along a water pump to assist the American Pride, according to Capt. Manny Aschemeyer, executive director of the Marine Exchange of California. Escorted into Long Beach by a contingent of fire boats, Coast Guard cutters and news helicopters, the ship made its way safely back to Rainbow Harbor around 2:30 p.m. – nearly two hours after the initial call for assistance. The vessel was able to power itself back to shore. “A few people probably lost their lunch, but considering the danger, it ended well,” Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Will Nash said. The ship will likely be dry-docked while it undergoes repairs, Helen Clinton said. In a separate incident a short time later, rescuers from Baywatch Avalon and the U.S. Coast Guard oversaw efforts to save two people aboard a 23-foot sailboat that was also taking on water about 16 miles south of the Port of Los Angeles, Munoz said. The boat, which had lost contact for some time with rescuers, was traveling on its own power and returned to Long Beach later in the afternoon, Munoz said. No injuries were reported. By midafternoon county lifeguards had responded to about a dozen other distress calls. “People get out there, they exceed their level of expectations and they encounter some real rough seas,” said lifeguard Chief Mickey Gallagher. “They panic more than anything and they don’t know what to do.” Making matters worse, many inexperienced boaters had set sail for Catalina to take part in the annual Buccaneer Days pirate festival at the Isthmus, which drew more than 7,000 revelers last year. Conditions seemed benign at the mainland, Gallagher said, but boaters encountered winds of 30 mph about 3 to 4 miles offshore. Gallagher described the conditions as “real rough,” causing boaters to become seasick as water crashed over their vessels. “It’s like you are in a washing machine slopping back and forth,” he said. Meanwhile, at the Redondo Beach Yacht Club, a group of sailors’ dreams of attending the pirate party Friday night were dashed by the white water whipping up in the channel. “It’s totally gnarly out there,” said Wes Houston, owner of South Bay Sailing in Redondo Beach. “Everyone is just sitting here waiting for the weather to break so they can go to Catalina,” he said. “Usually there would be droves going out there – especially on a holiday weekend like this, but everyone I know was smart enough not to sail today.” Two Harbors resident Chris Peterson described the festival’s epicenter as being filled with anchored boats with masts swinging violently. “The wind is whipping around town and dust is blowing everywhere, but there’s still a bunch of pirates here having a good time anyway,” Peterson said. “I bet there’s a lot of pirates stuck on the mainland wishing they would have left on Thursday.” Elsewhere, lifeguards joined Coast Guard officers in towing boats back to Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach and San Pedro harbors. No one needed treatment for any injuries. No boats sank, but a large sailboat off Malibu lost its steering and required a tow to Marina del Rey. High winds also downed a 60-foot tree in Harbor Gateway at 3 p.m. on 190th Street east of Western Avenue. Winds reached 30 mph with gusts reaching up to 40 mph, said Ken Clark, a senior meteorologist at Accuweather. Accuweather and the National Weather Service said the winds were caused by a fast-moving low-pressure system traveling down the coast from Alaska. “The good news is this is kind of a one-day event,” Clark said. Winds will die down and temperatures will warm up this weekend as a high-pressure system moves in. As of late Friday, Southern California Edison had not received reports of power outages related to the wind, spokesman Gil Alexander said. The Goodyear blimp stayed tethered in Carson all day, despite a scheduled trip to Pasadena as a test run for today’s UCLA football game against Notre Dame. But Bob Urhausen, the airship public relations manager, said that’s not unusual. Utility companies reported no damage in the South Bay, but a resident near Knoll Hill in San Pedro said the afternoon wind kicked up a significant dust storm on the hill overlooking Los Angeles Harbor, sending dirt and debris into nearby homes through windowsill cracks. As for the young passengers on the American Pride, school administrators ordered them to avoid speaking to the media, although several gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up as they marched off the ship and onto chartered buses. Staff writers Larry Altman, Megan Bagdonas, Paul Eakins, Laura E. Davis, Kristopher Hanson and Donna Littlejohn contributed to this article. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img Toby Alderweireld 1 Southampton are expecting to complete a deal for Toby Alderweireld after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the buy-out clause in time.The 26-year-old spent a highly-successful season on loan at St Mary’s last season after finding playing time limited at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.Alderweireld’s performances have led to interest from the likes of Tottenham, with reports on Sunday suggesting that Spurs had agreed a deal with the Spanish club.However, Southampton remain confident of signing the Belgium international for a cut-price £6.8million, the buy-out clause which formed part of his loan.The La Liga side had the option to cancel it by paying Saints a £1.5million fee, but it is understood they did not do so in time.As such, Southampton believe they are entitled to sign the defender and could even look at a legal argument should he sign elsewhere.last_img read more

first_imgChampionDONEGAL’S Ryan McHugh has been named the RTE Sunday Game/Supervalu Man of the Match.And the first to agree was his big brother Mark – in a Tweet from New York – which read: “Absolutely buzzin..! Might be a bit biased but for me @McHughRyan is my man of the match ..well done lads ! Enjoy the victory..#DonegalAbu”One Kilcar brother was certainly supporting the other. And the Sunday Game panel including Owen Mulligan and Tomas O Se (the great Tomas O Se) went for Ryan for his overall contribution to the win over Monaghan.Ryan is pictured above celebrating. MARK McHUGH SAYS BROTHER RYAN WAS MAN OF THE MATCH – AND RTE AGREES! was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Man Of The MatchMark McHughMonaghanRyan McHughlast_img read more